Someday, don’t be surprised if you’re required to sign a loyalty pledge just to cast a vote in your state.
Loyalty, obedience and servitude to our “leaders” will be demanded. It’s already happening:
WP: First the state party sparked controversy last week when neither Perry nor Gingrich had submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the March 6 primary ballot. Now In order to cast their ballots in the GOP nominating contest, Virginians will have to sign a form that says, “I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican Party for president,” according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch , which first reported the move … the state Board of Elections approved the pledge form, as well as signs that will hang in polling places advising voters of the state party’s policy.
It’s just a taste of the authoritarian trend in American politics to come, as the party of Lincoln gears up one party rule in the not too distant future. It seems that not even collapsing the global economy can keep them from office.
One thing though, the pledge is just a rehearsal:
The pledge has no legal weight — voters are free to sign the form and then disregard it if they choose — but it is meant to discourage mischief-making by non-Republicans. Not everyone in the GOP is on board with the idea. Del. Bob Marshall (R) said in a press release Thursday that he was opposed to the pledge.
“Virginia’s Republican leadership wants to mandate a loyalty oath when Virginia’s Republican officials are in court fighting the Obamacare mandate?” Marshall said. “This sends the wrong message.”